I'll share a secret with you...I can't always follow my own advice...after a summer of fun in the sun running, swimming, biking, riding horses and chasing after my girls in the hot sun at various eventing horse trials, the good doctor does enjoy lying down for a series of awesome laser treatments by Melanie or Rita designed specifically to reduce the appearance of sun spots, wrinkles and even laxity of the skin.
I do religiously use my own skin care products...the same ones I recommend for my patients...virtually year-round, but there is really nothing as effective as the laser to provide more aggressive and rapid correction of these common skin problems. Although I have tested every cosmetic laser on the market, the Sciton Profile is quite simply the best.
I use Dermesse cleanser gel and toner morning and night, uplifting eye serum in the morning under my make-up, Latisse lash enhancement at night, and Lumiere eye cream at night. To sleep in for the rest of the face, I alternate using Essential Serum by Skin Medica with Hyalis or Biogel. Every night and every morning I use Biocream on my neck. I know this may sound like a lot of product, but when I told Christa Ritchie of the Courier Journal recently my age, I thought she was going to fall off my couch (God love her!) In addition to these topical products, I never let my Botox fully wear off, and I love Juvederm and Sculptra for filling and tightening between laser treatments.
Despite these truly revolutionary skin care products, I am a big believer in the laser for deeper treatments. I like the combination BBL and Skin Tyte treatments for brown spots and visible vessels, as well as for tightening of the skin of the face and neck. There is absolutely NO down time, no discomfort, and immediate results. The best results are seen with a series of 6 to 12 treatments.
Another favorite combination is ProFractional for skin tightening and MicroLaserPeel for skin smoothing. These treatments can be performed individually or together for even more dramatic results. The downtime is variable, and dependent upon the depth of the treatment that is desired by the patient. The depth of the treatment is chosen by the patient and the nurse or myself prior to the treatment. No anesthesia is required, and the skin is numbed and chilled for comfort.
Come in for a complimentary consultation just for mentioning this blog, and "fall" into a more beautiful Fall 2010!!! Better yet, join us on November 19th for our next "Cocktails and Consults" from 4 to 6PM...our next themed cocktail evening will be all Mexican! Bring a friend and receive special discounts on our favorite skin care products and laser treatments, or even a free texturizing facial peel.
See you soon!